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state and local governments, we turn to virginia. the state's governor is looking for new revenues from a product as old as the hills: alcohol. stephanie dhue looks at whether the governor's plan to privatize liquor sales will be a budget win or a hangover in the making. >> reporter: in town hall meetings around the state, governor robert mcdonnell is making the case for getting virginia out of the liquor business. >> i don't necessarily think it's a core function of government to have to distribute gray goose or jack daniel's, i think there's other things that are probably more important. >> reporter: the governor proposes auctioning 1,000 liquor licenses to retailers, like costco, giant, and 7-11, which already sell beer and wine in virginia. the state would also auction wholesale licenses and get rid of its warehouse and state-owned stores. the proposal promises to bring in nearly $0.5 billion to help fund transportation projects. >> letting the free market work, we can generate a one-time windfall for transportation and keep an equivalent amount of money coming to the state, it's ju
in that stretch. in virginia there was an accident earlier on route 123 south of the occoquan river, in the southbound direction. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a r other top story, nine years after 9/11, religious tensions running high. at issue, an islamic cultural center near brown zeroth and eighth florida tester's protest. wiederkehr cultural center near ground zero. h-- and islamic cultural center. >> president obama and top military brass will remember the victims tomorrow. those military leaders are calling on pastor terry jones to cancel burning the qur'an tomorrow. that has caused a lot of controversy. there's confusion over an apparent deal that went bad. yesterday the pastor said that he called off the event after reaching a deal with the imam behind the ground zero mosque. >> i have his word that he will move ground zero mosque to a different location. >> but in new york the imam made clear that no deal has been struck. >> my major concern with moving muslim world will feel islam is under attack in america. >> i felt it was a sign from god that that was what we should d
pole knocked down there overnight. overnight construction on the beltway in virginia and tysons and the outer loop should be cleared. 95 south, the construction should be cleared out of the way as well. >> thank you. we're following a developing story now from california where one person was killed after an explosion and fire ripped through a neighborhood near san francisco. >> authorities say a ruptured gas line might be to blame for this inferno. all of it took place in the city of san bruno. officials say 53 homes were destroyed and another 120 were damaged. the fire is 50% contained. >> it was like an earthquake and a lot of rattling and the noise was phenomenal. it was so loud. >> at this point, officials don't know how many people were injured or how many are unaccounted for. crews plan to search through the rubble of the burned out homes later today. >> our other top story now, nine years after 9/11, religious tension still running high. at issue, an islamic cultural center near groundo zero and pastor's protest. at this time he has suspended plans to burn the quran. >>
that are going to continue until, well probably getting picked up about now. 95 northbound in virginia, seeing everybody moving well but the growing volume. back to you in the studio. >>> we're following a developing story out of northern california this morning where a massive fire ball is still burning out of control in the middle of a residential town in san bruno, a neighborhood south of san francisco. the massive explosion and fire ball destroyed more than 50 homes and killed at least one person. fire investigators say it appears to be a natural gas line explosion. dozens of people were injured and many more are still unaccounted for. this morning some neighbors are describing how they escaped the flames. >> i had trouble getting out, i had to -- car was -- i have a car in the driveway but it is burning already. this car was in the garage and able to get in it and i had to lift the garage door manually and jump in and ride out through the fire. and it kind of melted the tail lights a little bit. >> everyone who lives in the immediate area is being evacuated. the cause of the explosion is
or more daily. now in the district it is 40% of residents. 37% in maryland and under 34% in virginia. when it comes to eating three servings of vegetables a day, 26% of americans do that. dc is still eating pretty healthyful with 32%. maryland just urn 29 an virginia at 30%. so, if you are living in virginia i'm in the district. how are we doing? >> i'm trying. we are moms. always bring a snack just in case. i try to always have fruit in the bag to go but sometimes mcdonald's calls. >> exactly. i wasn't a big fruit and vegetable person as a child but as a parent. >> you try, you try to improve your habits. >> that's all that is important. we try and add a little more. >> got it. >>> up next hear from a woman who uses psychedelic mushrooms as medicine. that's no the kind of veggies we are talking about. >> i saw it as aioliing, breathing entity. >> in three minutes you will also hear from a johns hopkins phd on the benefits of this control technique. it is our focus on maryland's weather and traffic starting with devon lucie. >> no aberrations in the forecast. another beautiful day coming o
school week here for northern virginia cool start for the day. moms, make sure we have a jacket here. 58 to 59 for the coolest spots and make sure we have sleeves by the afternoon. from the 50s and 60s to the 70s this afternoon. the rest of us this morning, from the 60s rising quickly in to the lower 70s by 10:00 or 11:00, we will stay there from 70 to 74, 75. warmest spots may make it 77, 78. not the 81 we hit yesterday but comfortable dry air in place. overnight in the 50s for everybody. 52 to 58. then as we head to the weekend, temperatures are one or two degrees warmer. similar day yesterday. you can kind of call thursday and saturday the same. cool start. near start to that. that will lead to plenty of sunshine later on today. 54, 84 rather -- 64 at washington. 55 little warmer as we head to the bay and the atlantic as we keep in the 50s and more 60s at the eastern shore. sunshine today. 9 future cast shows that one or two clouds. saturday will be clouds building in late in the afternoon. after noon, you will see more overcast skies late in the day, overnight. then we will build in
virginia, it is getting too extreme drought. around washington remains dry. in the record books in the belfort furniture weather center, we have gone 18 days in a row with no rain. but in the last nine, 10 years, that is not exceptional. back in 2007, 34 days in a row without rain. we will continue a few more days. we may have an unusual morning, something that has not happened since way back in may. >>> coming up, apple and the battle over apps. why the company is restricting access to certain products. >> and we update the breaking news, the southern california neighborhood on fire. >>> five days before the d.c. primary, and new details on abc 7 news investigation. >> at least one d.c. residents said a campaign staffer for mayor adrian fenty offered a job for his vote and backed off the deal. now his chief opponent is calling for a federal investigation. vincent gray called for investigation, not just by the d.c. board of elections and ethics but by the fbi. >> we have asked for an investigation into the allegations that someone offered a job in return for their votes that cam
william county, virginia, are learning about mursa. the student was treated before getting cleared to head back to class. a letter was sent home to parents. >>> and fairfax county police are giving drivers fair warning. they're watching a major enforcement campaign that go after distracted drivers in a whole new approach. julie carey tell us what they'll be looking for. >> reporter: the steering wheel in one hand. the cell phone in the other. the latest example of the consequences wednesday night on franconia road. a van ran a red light causing a four vehicle crash. >> eight people were hospitalized because the guy took his phone out to check his facebook update. >> reporter: but they've learn virginia's law against texting while driving is so full of loophole, it is almost unenforceable. only 18 people have been charged this year. they'll attack with it a very tried and true charge. failure to pay full time and attention. >> whether that's speeding or personal grooming or talking on their cell phone. and because of that, their driving is not where it should be. >> reporter: to simulate th
this morning. manassas, manassas park 57. went chester way out in northern virginia, 54 degrees hugging the west virginia border and a mixture of 80s and easton and cambridge at 61 and 64. a lot of clear skies this morning. we will experience more sunshine later on today. a few clouds here and there. the 9:00, noon and 5:00 forecast shows a cool morning and temperatures in the 70s by 10:00 or 11:00. 75 noon. and 77 this afternoon. don't have to worry about the pollution being a problem, but yes it will be another one of those sniffly days if you are a ragweed sufferer. >> at least it is friday, right. that's something to look forward to. hope everybody is off to a great morning. on the roadways not all clear out almost one tieup to tell you about in silver spring area. eastbound university is closed at dennis avenue. we have downed wires in the area, as well. avoid the area. you can do that by using edgewood lane as an alternate. on the outer loop, everything is moving clearly here. the live shot at university a great example of that. we are tracking the 495 drive in virginia where you
. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you, jen. meanwhile, in west virginia, the owners of the 27 horses lost in the labor day barn fire continue to mourn. freddy johnson owned two of three barns that burned in charlestown. he says he was out of town when he got the call. it wasn't the property he was concerned about. it was for the horse owners. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. fire officials say whether it ends up being a criminal act or just an accident, they hope knowing how it all happened will bring closure to the owners. >> we're more than 250 days into the year, and baltimore city investigators are already on their 150th homicide. the latest after a glen bernie man was shot and killed in southwest baltimore yesterday afternoon. it happened in the 1400 block at brandish court. police say they found the victim inside a nearby business, where he apparently ran for help. >> it's a wide area. it's one of the thoroughfares from east to west. as you can see, you have homeowners out here, something that's not for this area. >> the victim di
guard armory on east capital street. in virginia, the police and fire departments are holding a road dedication. a portion of washington boulevard adjacent to the pentagon will be renamed the 9/11 heroes memorial highway. you can get more information on all of these events by visiting nbcwashington.com. just search 9/11 events. >>> it's feeling a lot like fall out there but we could get some showers this weekend. >> yeah. let's check in with doug kammerer. are we still on for sunday with a little rain? >> we're still on for sunday with a little rain. maybe a little more rain now. that rain may actually last through part of the evening hours. a lot of people don't want to hear that. let's show you what's happening. first off, 75 degrees. that's the current temperature. the humidity around 39%. we have seen a lot of cloud cover across much of the area today. especially from the district up toward the north. right now on live digital doppler, no rain to talk about. it will be dry the rest of the night. it will be dry tomorrow as well. the temperatures out there, a little on the cool sid
, there's the underground fire being dealt with. 95 northbound in virginia seeing growi growing volume between newington and springfield. >>> we have another traffic alert for you this morning. get ready for more chankds changes on the 14th street bridge next week. >>> icc is almost done. how you can be one of first people to use the highway but america saves on dunkin', america runs on dunkin', with three freshly baked bagel twists for only $3, like our delicious new tomato basil or sweet chocolate chip, so grab three for 3 today. [ ding! ] >>> police at the university of maryland will be stepping up patrols after attacks involving students. three students were beaten and robbed on campus last weekend. those attacks happened as they were waiting for a shuttle bus during the early morning hours. the prince george's county police department and the university are now considering forming a task force to help fight the problem. >>> for the fourth time it year, a metro bus driver is accused of misconduct. kingston is accused of grabbing a woman with cerebral palsy as she escorted her off t
. not all that bad. accident, maryland, 43 degrees. western port, maryland, 47. wintergreen, virginia, 49. mainly in the 50's, even some low 60's. here is your forecast today. upper 70's today. very comfortable. don't turn air conditioner on again. keep it off for another day. windows open. a few showers sunday morning through midday with some evening-clearing on monday. now back to jim with our friday morning commute. >> university boulevard at the interchange, we had an accident overnight where somebody hit a utility pole on the eastbound side of university boulevard. it took a tree and wires down in the road way. there is the camera. traffic getting by in one lane. here we are at springfield looking southbound on 9 5, construction southbound in newington is being cleared up now. construction at tysons is being cleared up. back to you. >> thank you, jim. 4:42 is your time now. 59 degrees outside. >> coming up, a developing story from philadelphia where two people are dead after a workplace shooting. >> i think this is probably a misunderstanding. >> the latest from a potential ote >> w
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the military's ban on gays openly serving in the armed forces is unconstitutional. u.s. district judge virginia phillips says she will issue an injunction stopping the don't ask, don't tell policy. government lawyers say judge phillips lacks the authority to issue a nationwide injunction. >>> meanwhile a federal appeals court has temporarily overturned a ban on government funding of embryonic stem cell research. the funding was barred in august. scientists who have already received monday to do research can continue. it's unclear if any new research money will be granted while this decision is appealed. >>> president obama has chosen a new chairman for counsel of economic advisers. aust aust austin austan goolsbee. the president will officially announce goolsbee's appointment and discuss his latest economic proposals during a news conference this morning. and cbs news will carry the president's news conference beginning at 11:00 a.m. eastern time right here on cbs. >>> iran says it's going to free an american hiker it's held for more than a year. sarah shourd was one of three hikers captured in
donald of virginia. he said that no later than a week before she's scheduled to be killed, which is september 23rd, he will decide whether he's going to be granting her clemency but we're not sure what his decision is going to be on that. >> back to teresa and her mental capacity, she was tested and tell me a little bit more about what those tests revealed about her mental disability. >> she took two iq tests. one she scored a 73 and the other a 70. 70 and below is considered legally mentally disabled. she was ruled borderline functioning, the stage above intellectually disabled and therefore she can still be legally sentenced to death although it's very controversial. >> and the plot that she was convicted of was said to be because of insurance money, $250,000. but then you have this note that rotney fuller wrote before he committed suicide. from your report, that's not admissible. explain why. >> it is inadmissible because there's a limit to the kind of evidence that you can present before an appeals court after a sentence like this has already been handed down. and i spoke with ms. lewis' defen
in the 50s. baltimore, 58 degrees. frederick, maryland, 59 degrees. manassas, virginia, 55. 56degrees in fredericksburg. here is a look at the satellite- radar. then we'll he show you what is happening out west. this is a radar image. no satellite. couple of clouds moving through. nothing in the way of precipitation for us. it will be late saturday night in the first part of sunday when we finally get some precipitation coming in. you can see the a precipitation tea creasing from what we've seen over the central and southern plains as it make its way eastward. we could use the rain but we will not get flood flooding rains or anything like that like they saw in the plains. nothing like that headed our way. forecast for washington for had you had looks like this. 78degrees for your high. lots of sunshine, not bad. tomorrow, high near 80. sunny, i think tomorrow will be beautiful, i great weekend day. a chance of rain i would say after midnight saturday night into the first half of sunday until about noon, 1:00, 2:00, then we think the showers wrap up. should be dry. you will need a towe
wright for the for that traffic. >> slowing in virginia and up to 66, slowing down on braddock road. the crew and checking out the ride. we had an earlier crash north of 66. the accident activity out of the way in the strike safety zone. all lanes are open as you work northbound on 495 and headed to tyson's corner and leaving 236 to 66 and 66 itself briefly and this is 234. again, as you work between 50 and 123 and after nuttily street to the beltway and 95 on the breaks -- brakes in woodbridge and 395 here with the lanes open and no problems to report as you work south capitol street at the douglas bridge and on 295, on the bridge, that is where we had a crash tieing up the right lane. the outer loop is slow, 95 to georgia, southbound 270 and not bad here in rockville. the top side, that is where we had delays at 109 and 118. that is a check of the fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> from california this morning, a fire ravaged a neighborhood in san bruno, south of san francisco. one death already attributed to the flames and it's because of a possible gas explosion. >> reporter: this mass
and at stake is a 50-year-old virginia law that said we can ban that. that is a violation of the first amendment. it's not a violation of the first amendmentment and in a ruling a-4. justice o'connor said that's right, because the only reason that that speak is being made is to harm. >> bill: to intimidate. >> to intimidate people. >> bill: the same argument i believe can be made here. if the supreme court ruled that you can't have a public display that intimidates. the intention of it is to harm. certainly, burning the holy book of more than 3 million americans, muslim americans is meant to harm them, emotionally. and intimidate. >> and is very likely continue to cite violence. >> bill: so why hasn't this legal challenge been brought up? >> it's interesting because right now they could bring it up on an issue of public safety. however, the majority of opinion here would say they would have to actually burn this and have something happen and then they would act in and step in on it. >> bill: as soon as they lit the match and put it to the paper they could shut it down. >> and public no
-gay and lesbian service members is unconstitutional. judge virginia phillips says the policy violates the civil rights of homosexuals and hurts military readiness. she says that she will issue an order to stop the government from enforcing the policy nationwide. >>> a federal appeals court has ruled the obama administration may resume funding of embryonic stem cell research, at least for now, so that the panel can have more time to deal with the highly-controversial issue. a lower court judge had banned that research last month. >>> a bipartisan report out today says the united states is facing a more dynamic terror threat than al qaeda posed at the time of the 9/11 attacks. the report by the former heads of the september 11 commission, found american officials did not believe homegrown terrorism could happen here. therefore, they were slow to respond to the problem. >>> an american hiker who has been held in iran for more than a year is expected to be released tomorrow. sarah shourd is one of three hiker who were taken into custody last july. the hikers were accused of entering iran illegally
into the discussion. our question is, is college overrated. the next call comes from virginia. brenda, independent line. you are on the air. i am going to move on to cape cod. bill, republican line. caller: the last two or three callers told my thunder. it could tell us about your own experience. are you a college graduate? caller: no, ma'am. but i was born at the right time. i was board in 1947 and when i got out of high school, i could go to work anywhere as far as having good benefits. the phone company, electric company, gas co., so on and so forth. but those jobs are no longer available because of productivity and technology enhancements. host: and the decline in the manufacturing base, are those kinds of companies still around? caller: i was never in the manufacturing field. i worked for the telephone company and the telephone company now has been replaced by cassell phones. the telephone jobs today are what the railroad jobs in the 1950's when the 707 came in. but that is not why i called. there is nothing wrong being a plumber, electrician, or a skilled finish carpenter. all of those peopl
to be under supervision. this he will virginia later nurse practitioners, techs and aids to perform the role that teuzs perform. by squeezing the medical profession if you will and adding another 30 million people to the government's health insurance roles in essence what you're going to need is actually docs from out of the country, may not even be american trained. we don't think that is the way to go. megyn: understandably the the american doctors don't want to see that for many reasons. i've got to ask you about this. you've published this article criticizing the ama in the journal of american physicians and surgeons, that is published by this group, hold on i want to get it, the group behind that is the association of american physicians and surgeons, and this guy who is your partner, wayne iverson and the tea parties. i've got to ask you, it said that that guy, your partner, wayne iverson and that group that published the journal in which you just wrote has the belief that president obama won this election by hip no tiesing voters. i didn't quite believe that doctor and i went and the
of west virginia and western maryland there are a few upper 40's. high temperatures near 80 degrees with a lot of s all of america's -- wow. all of america's weather coming up on this friday in just a minute. george and robin? >> you are happy the weekend is upon us. >> i am. >> thank you sam. >>> after a year in iranian prison, one of the american hikers set to be released tomorrow. what does that mean for the other two hikers still being held? >>> and later, are your pants lying to you? why your pants size may be larger than you think. say it isn't so. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] the best way to tell how great you look is in your jeans. drop a jean size in two weeks with the special k challenge and enjoy a good source of fiber in many of your favorite special k products. ♪ jeans don't lie. go to specialk.com to design your plan. stay twice... earn a free night! two separate stays at comfort inn or any of these choice hotels can earn you a free night -- only when you book at choicehotels.com. can earn you a free night -- with the best decongestant. my choice is clear. claritin-d
court judge declared the military's don't ask don't tell policy to be unconstitutional. judge virginia a. phillips warned the policy is a violation of the first amendment and that the policy had a direct effect on the military. she said she will issue an injunction barring the federal government from enforcing don't ask, don't tell. the justice department of course will have an opportunity to appeal her decision. for anybody who has been following the various legal cases against don't ask, don't tell, this is the case that was brought by the log cabin republicans, by the gay republican group. we'll have much, much more to come on this breaking news. we'll be right back. new ultrh has scent pearls that give you a whole week of freshness with just one wash. ♪ and from day 1 to day 7, ultra downy april fresh lets you climb in to more freshness than this other fabric softener. so why settle? get more. feel more. >>> as someone who covers politics every day, i seldom get the privilege of seeing phony sincerity and phony humility you see all the time but general passion is rare. today we cam
boys. patrick murray running for congress in virginia. state auditor in missouri. i think we need to focus on november and worry about the longer term after that i think it is worth thinking about, absolutely. >> greta: ambassador, thank you. we have more to talk about iran, of course the clock is running down. thank you sir. next, the best of the rest. hillary clinton for president in 2012? why is a new political ad making waves? find out next. >> here's a tip, don't mess with new jersey governor chris christie. another classic confrontation caught on tape. >> iron mike tyson is a former champ but this news will change his life even more. stay tuned. or, like fortinet, you can dream it and do it. fortinet lists on nasdaq, the world's most innovative can-do exchange. >> greta: here is the best of the rest. this could be awkward at cabinet meetings. this new ad paid for by a chicago dentist. >> greta: on the record spoke to the dentist. he thinks americans have buyer's remorse about president obama and his ad shows what people are already thinking. the ad is running in louisiana an
happens now? >> well, the judge who made the ruling, shep, virginia phillips still has to draft and file the injunction. once that happens, the government then has one week to respond. and the government says that it will absolutely appeal. this the government today maintains that judge philip overstepped her bounds that she does not have the authority to just instill a national ban on don't ask, don't tell. the government also says that this thing does not belong in the courts. that, in fact, it is a political issue. and it belongs in congress. the house of representatives voted to repeal don't ask, don't tell back in may. the senate will take this up this year. and president obama has also vowed to repeal don't ask, don't tell, shep. >> shepard: trace, what kind of response from the two sides on this issue today? >> well, the group log cabin republicans, which is a conservative gay rights group, they are the one that filed this lawsuit back in 2004. they are saying because of don't ask, don't tell, some 13,500 members of the military have been fired since 1994. today, the group issued
. jerry connolly of virginia. gary peters of ohio so the president today will tee off on john boehner and he's going to tee off on republicans. these guys and these women are in the line of fire as well. is anybody going to bring that up? it's a press conference at which time you're going to say are you going to also yell at democrats for not going along with you? >> what time is that press conference? >> 11:00. >> 10:00 central. that's what i live on 10:00 central time. >> tomorrow, we'll be live with you because it is the ninth anniversary of 9/11, the new york police department is planning for thousands of demonstrators to be down near the proposed ground zero mosque and, in fact, there's going to be another rally on the other side as well so there's going to be a lot going on in lower manhattan. >> 4,000 cops. >> and 4,000 protesters as well. imam behind it still threatening -- he was on the television yesterday and he sounded like if they don't build it there, there's going to be trouble. listen to this. >> my major concern with moving is that the headline in the muslim world
in alexandria, virginia, and she assist him and all of his riding. he will be taken of look at the back rockledge the backdrop to the meeting, setting the stage for the -- the backdrop to the meeting, setting the stage for the young conservatives that came together. our second speaker is jim kolbe. he currently serves as a senior transatlantic fell for the german marshall fund of the united states. he is probably best known for his 22 years of distinguished service as a member of the united states house of representatives, representing a district in southern arizona centered around the city of tucson. he served proudly from 1985 until 2007, with 20 of those years on the appropriations committee. he also serves as an adjunct professor at the college of business in the university of arizona, and is a strategic consultant. jim will take a look at their remembrances of what happened on that weekend in sharon connecticut -- sharon, connecticut. our third speaker is al regnery. he is the former publisher of a publishing company which produced 22 "new york times" best sellers. he served in the
virginia phillips says the ban violates the first and fifth amendment rights of gays and lesbians. she also says the policy has a direct and deleterious effect on the armed services by removing service members with critical skills and training. the justice department has not commented as to whether or not it will appeal the ruling. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you agree that the military's don't ask, don't tell policy is unconstitutional? email your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> it could be several days before it's determined just what sparked the initial blaze that triggered wednesday's devastating fires in west baltimore. 11 news reporter jennifer franciotti is live on the scene with more. good morning, jen. >> good morning. well that she fire basically wiped out an entire stretch of rowhouses here on north calhoun street. you can see the yellow tape behind me blocking off this area, and it's a good thing, too, because the sidewalk is completely littered with glass and debris and broken chunks of con creert from the fallen rowhouses. these fires happ
the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. district judge virginia phillips calls it unconstitutional because it violates free speech rights. a conservative gay rights group sued the federal government in 2004 over its ban against gays openly serving in the military. government lawyers say the judge lacks the authority to issue a nationwide injunction. we'll tell you about some capitol hill tax dead beats later in the grapevine. up next, a deep south senator trying to turn her campaign around before it's too late. that can really help protect you. and v8 juice gives you three of your five daily servings. powerful, right? v8. what's your number? [ male announcer ] you're at the age where you don't get thrown by curve balls. ♪ this is the age of knowing how to get things done. ♪ so why would you let something like erectile dysfunction get in your way? isn't it time you talked to your doctor about viagra? 20 million men already have. ♪ ith every age comes responsibility. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain, as it m
to be unconstitutional. judge virginia a. phillips ruled the policy is a violation of the first amendment and that the policy had a direct and deleterious effect on the military. she said she will issue an injunction barring the federal government from enforcing don't ask, don't tell. the justice department of course will have an opportunity to appeal her decision. for anybody who has been following the various legal cases against don't ask, don't tell, this is the case that was brought by the log cabin republicans, by the gay republican group. we'll have much, much more to come on this breaking news. we'll be right back. >>> as someone who covers politics every day, i seldom get the privilege of seeing pure political emotion. phony sincerity and phony humility you see all the time but general passion is rare. today we came across a jaw dropping speech by a republican candidate by a man named phil davidson. a speech that practically bled with raw gut churning passion that definitely could not have been faked. kent jones is here. he's seen it. the speech was rewarded with a victory. passio
them to the polls in virginia, or massachusetts. how is the president going to convince people do this one for me again. >> he says please. please come out and vote. it's interesting because i think the white house is trying to do two different things. on the one hand, you talk to political trat gist, and they say these are hand-to-hand combat races, local races, local issues. it's not going to be a referendum on barack obama but they are turning it into a referendum on barack obama because they probably believe he is the only one who can get these people out to vote. he has to give them a reason, candy. he has to give them a message. we were out in ohio and we interviewed democratic voters. you ask what's the message of this midterm election from the democrats, and they had no idea. so what the president is going to do is try and use this tax cut issue as a message and say, we want to make the tax cuts for the middle class permanent and the republicans are going to try to hold that hostage because they don't want to raise taxes on the wealthy. that's kind of the last-ditch effort
down into kentucky and west virginia, tennessee as well. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening . >>> and looking live at san bruno, you can see the haze hanging over the fire site there. firefighters have been watching the weather conditions hoping the winds wouldn't kick up. that will happen right about now, we expect the winds to pick up. the strongest winds around 11:00 this morning. temperatures around average for them. here is the air quality forecast, we suspect that could change because of the fire and smoke drifting across the bay area. by noontime, temperatures around 70s. and by 4:00, 80 or so. >>> all right, al, thanks. coming up, is he getting away with murder? questions swirling around the former "survivor" producer suspected of the death of his wife in mexico. and also, why this case has dragged on so long. first, this is "today" on nbc. advantage topical solution treats dogs... ( barking ) but destroys fleas. so ask your veterinarian for advantage, the flea specialist for gentle, but effective, flea control. as governor, he cut waste got
, virginia, massachusetts and hawaii. we're going to see it a furtherance of that this november, and i think we're well poised to do more than just win, but take control of the united states congress and move this country in a direction of fiscal responsibility, not continue with continued government spending and redistribution of wealth. jenna: sure. mr. steele, you're in a very high-profile position, and i'm sure it's no secret to you that when you're in a high-profile position, you have some criticsment some of your critics are saying you're more concentrating on your re-election as chairman of the rnc. [laughter] than concentrating on the re-election of republican candidates. what are your political ambitions? >> oh, that's so funny, you know? you know, of all my critic -- if all my critics spent more time worrying about how they're going to help republicans win in november, i think we'd be well down the road to securing and guaranteeing -- your word -- you know, control of the house and the senate this coming november. the reality of it is we are launching a 48-state, six-week bus tour
the same thing in virginia and republicans won those. this is different. if he can frame it as a big, big election for him and his agenda. it's a tough go. >> you have to define the stakes for his voters to get out and vote. that's something he hasn't done. >> remember, congress returns next week and the other thing the president wants to do is to help set the agenda for the closing weeks of this session of congress. >> youee now the great pageantry in the east room of the white house. you see correspondents taking their seats. president of the united states on a friday morning in the east room. >>> good morning. before i take your questions, i just want to talk a little bit about our continuing efforts to dig ourselves out of this recession, and to grow our economy. as i said in cleveland on wednesday, i ran for president because i believed the policies of the previous decade have left our economy weaker and our middle class struggling. there were policies that cut taxes, especially for millionaires and billionaires, and cut regulations for corporations and for special interests and left
is from virginia senator james webb, a former navy secretary. that is on c-span-2 at 9:00 eastern. former 9/11 commissioner leaders tom keane and lee hamilton brief reporters on the evolving terrorist threat, including homegrown networks. that is at 10:00 eastern. and right after that at 11:00, live coverage of president obama is a news conference on his new economic proposals. >> the bottom line is that we need our borders secure and we cannot afford the illegal immigration. >> it is heard arizona's economy seriously. we see the stories every day -- it has hurt arizona's economy seriously. >> fall campaign 2010 online at the c-span video library, with debates -- follow the campaign. all free. on your computer. >> a discussion of this year's races for governor, hosted by the democratic governors association. speakers include former clinton administration officials. this is about an hour. >> thank you, everyone for being here. this is the panel. we will talk about 1994 versus 2010 gubernatorial opportunities. and have a good discussion about the political landscape and how this election wi
producer on the senate side of capitol hill just is reporting a jim webb, democrat out of virginia considered in many circles to be a moderate senator, is also questioning the wisdom of only extending part of the bush tax cuts and joins a long list of these moderate democrats who have come out the last few days alone, saying, if you are going to extend the tax cuts do it for everybody not just a certain sector of america and that is coming in to us how and we'll see the president in a matter of moments, questions on the economy, you can bet your bottom dollar, so to speak, on that coming up the top of the hour. martha: michael bennett, colorado and a lot of people raising that question and we are waiting for this: you can see this microphones set up, the lieutenant governor of california, maldonado is expected to step in front of the microphones, as we get the latest, firefighters have been working on this blaze, that came at an intersection in san bruno, that exploded and took away at least 50 homes, there could be a lot more homes damaged in this, 6 people lost their lives that w
virginia phillips says she'll issue an order to stop don't ask, don't tell. phillips ruled the ban is unconstitutional and she says it has a direct affect on the armed services. >>> president obama will be be asked about don't ask, don't tell at the news conference this morning. you can see that on cbs at 11:00 eastern. >>> iran says it will free an american hiker it held for more than a year. sarah shourd will be released tomorrow according to an iranian diplomat. she was one of three hikers captured in july, 2009. there is no word when or if the other americans will be released. >>> many in boulder, colorado, are on fire alert this morning if that monster wildfire heads their way today. they might be forced to evacuate. high wind gusts over 40 miles an hour could hamper firefighters, though. the fire is now 45% contained. >>> in texas, at least three people are missing in flooding caused by the remnants of tropical storm hermine. there are already three confirmed deaths in texas and one in oklahoma. >>> a devastating mud slide swept through a small town on italy's coast last nigh
't. >> big rounds of applause for vivian. >> this is emily barker from clifton, virginia. she spent the past two years teaching high school freshman. she's never colored her friend before and never wears makeup. she's here with the friend, joy. let's listen to her story. >> all right. we sort of bullied emily into doing this, but joy is on our team. tell us why you want her to have a makeover. >> she needs to spice it up a little for her wonderful boyfriend. >> it's back-to-school time? >> we've had one day and going back again on monday. >> are you ready to be the hottest teacher in america? >> i am, yes. >> joy has her blindfold on. one last look at emily, and now let's bring out the new emily barker. >> emily has never worn high heels before. you look great. joy, are you ready to see her. okay. >> oh, my god. you look amazing. >> you ready to look? turn around, doll. hilary swank here. >> it looks awesome. what do you think? >> it's so amazing. i love it. >> look at the split screen. oh, my gosh. i wish you could have seen her walking out in the heels. >> she needs to practice. >> right n
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